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How to sync my local files in a shared Google drive folder?

I have been given access to a shared Google Drive folder. I want to download the content of that Google drive, modify / add / remove content in that on regular basis on my local machine. I want to ...
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When should I use a Google Team Drive over My Drive?

I’ve read the differences between Team Drive and My Drive, and they seem very similar, with the former having more limitations. If I share my My Drive with my team, it feels like they are exactly the ...
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Move large folder from personal Google Drive to a Team Drive

My place of work uses G Suite apps. For the past five years I have shared with my team a Google Drive folder, which we have maintained as if belonging to the team. I'd like to migrate the contents ...
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Why can't “Content Manager” move a file between shared drives?

In Google's GSuite, users who have the "Content manager" permission on a shared drive are, according to the access level stated directly at the point permissions are granted, allowed to "add, edit, ...
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Does Google Drive 'Contributor' Permission allow malicious users to permanently delete file contents?

In my attempts to use Google Drive for some automated important data backups, I'm making use of the API and a Service Account to upload data to a Team Drive. The account only has 'Contributor' access ...
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How to prevent divergent copies of Google Team Drive content?

EDIT: This was posted before google made it possible to share things with a "shortcut". This issue may be solved (not yet confirmed). I'm not sure how this happened but several people in our ...
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If i give access to file to a third party in Google Team Drive, what happens to the files in the Team Drive if my email got deleted?

If I created files on Google team drive and added a third party to it, what happens to the files in the Team Drive if my email got deleted? Will the third party still has access to those files?
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Search for files in Google Drive owned externally

I'm working on transferring one of our teams in our Google Apps for Education domain to Google Team Drive but I'm running into a problem with files owned externally. A little background and ...
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Cannot share folders on G Suite Google Drive

I just signed up for Google G Suite and created a company shared folder as instructed by the G Suite Learning Center. However for some reason I cannot share the folders with anyone as shown here: I'm ...
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Shared drive option is missing

I'm trying to setup a shared drive using Google Workspace. I found the following page in the Learning Center: Set up a shared drive Here I see the following image: When I click the link to open ...
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Google Team Drive Doc in my Slack channel shows an old document title and thumbnail when posting, confusing team members [duplicate]

How can I force an update on the thumbnail and doc title? Slack doesn't seem to do periodic re-checks since the first time it cached the info. I've tried the command "refresh" the file, but does not ...
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Bulk permissioning of Team Drives

I've been looking through the documentation but am coming up empty handed. How can I assign permissions in bulk across multiple team drives? For instance, a new hire needs to be given Commenter ...
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How can I set a Team folder to be accessible by ALL Team members?

I only see the option to Manage members and select which ones. I just want to give the whole team (company) access.
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How can I remove myself from a shared Google Drive?

I was part of a shared Google Drive (not a shared folder) and the manager of the drive disappeared. Since I am a viewer of the drive only, is there a way for me to remove myself from the drive? There ...
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Within a “Shared Drive” in Google Workspace, how can I share a video that starts at a specified time?

Within a "Shared Drive" in Google Workspace, how can I share a video that starts at a specified time? Solutions posted previously on this forum do not work. I have uploaded a video to a ...
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How to Google Takeout my Shared Drives? (in 2020)

I have spent days migrating all our files into shared drives in Google Drive. After doubling the cost of our service to allow shared drives. Now how do I download all those files as part of Google ...
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Unable to delete the first Google Team Drive I created

I am brand new to Team Drives. I created a few test team drives, but the first one, for some reason, is different than the others. It's icon has a key symbol on it (see photo). The original name I ...
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Is it possible to copy files from (Google Drive) Team Drive to My Drive?

(The following assumes using the web interface) In Google Drive, if a user wants to make a copy of a file, they can drag it to a new location while holding the Control key (on Windows; possibly ...
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Restrict access to a sub-folder while sharing access to a folder on team drive [duplicate]

This question was asked by Henk Straten on 5 July 2017 and answered by Zach Saucier: I have a Google Drive folder that I want to share with 2 more people. However I would like to restrict one the ...
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Google Sheets script down or moved to a new address

I was using a localization Google sheet that has this script. Everything worked fine until I suddenly got this error message: UiApp has been deprecated. Please use HtmlService Instead. So I made ...
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Give team drive access to file on third party domain. Aka howto share with team drive?

I am migrating from Google Drive to Google Team Drive. Some of the files in our shared directory were owned by a third party domain. I order to move those to the Team Drive I could either make a ...
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How to limit Team Drive search to a single team drive?

I'm trying to search for files with a particular term in a single specific team drive. But when I search, I get hundreds of results across 15 different team drives, most of which aren't the one I am ...
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Share a Google document with a preset group / team, rather than 1 by 1

We have a team of 10 people who all use Google Drive. we share documents between us but sometimes we forget to add everyone to the document so when someone clicks through a link they will need to ...
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how to know where my data is saved in google collab

Somebody shares a folder with me on Google Drive and I am trying to make a copy of that folder in my own Google Drive account with google colab but after copying some files the disk space of google ...
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How to play second audio in videos of Google Drive with dual audio?

Here a link to video [Google Drive Video] that has dual audio - Japanese and English, in it. Google Drive plays Japanese audio by default. Is there a way to change to English audio while playing it in ...
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How to backup all files from G Suite Shared Drive?

I have lots of Docs and Sheets on G Suite Shared Drives. Previously before I upgraded to Shared Drives, I had this in a folder in My Drive. Previously I could back this up by using Google Takeout. ...
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Possible for users to have unique instances of the same document? (not downloaded copies)

My Google sheet consists of a locked list of items and a single cell that can be edited. This cell acts as a search box to filter the list. I want multiple users to be able to search at the same ...
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How can I disable the authorization needed to open Google Sheets Macros?

Whenever I try to open any macro enabled sheets it requires authorization, even though it's a first party application. Is there any way to stop Sheets from asking it or give permissions to everyone I ...
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Is it possible to upload videos from Google team Drive to YouTube?

My company has a Google Team Drive which we use so that everyone has equal access to various media we create. I have a whole pile of videos on the Team Drive that we would like to make available to a ...
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Is there a currently scheduled or announced release date for the Team Drives feature on the G Suite Basic plan? [closed]

G Suite Team Drives is currently available for: G Suite Enterprise G Suite Business G Suite for Education editions My domain is on the cheaper G Suite Basic plan. You can tell if you are on G Suite ...
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How to get back to manager level in Team Drive I created?

I created a Google Team Drive and automatically became a manager. Then I lowered down my level to content manager. I realized that I can't add or delete members since I lost my qualification as a ...
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Reconnecting form responses to current sheet after file move to Team Drive

I have searched for an answer for the "current" Google Forms problem I am having. It seems the answers here for this issue are outdated as Google keeps changing their technology about as fast as I ...